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Omaha Blues Society Events-October 2023

Omaha Blues Society

For the best in live blues in our area, the Omaha Blues Society presents ongoing

events for your consideration. Upcoming performances include:


Thursday October 5th

6:00-9:00 PM

Too Slim and The Taildraggers at Barnato


Thursday October 19th:

6:00-9:00 PM

JW Jones at Philly Sports Bar & Grill


Friday October 27th:

5:30 PM

All-Star City Blues with Rockin' Johnny Burgin,

Marie Martens and more at the B Bar


For more information on The Blues Society of Omaha,

please visit

Mike Jacobs has been with KIOS since 1988 while attending the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Mike began his career at KIOS working weekends acting as local host for NPR’s Weekend Edition. He also hosted Morning Edition from 1990-1996. Mike began hosting the weekly blues program “Blues in the Afternoon” in October 1994 and took on the responsibilities of jazz programming and maintaining the music library in 1996. He has held the position of Music Director since 2002. In addition to hosting “Jazz in the Afternoon” on Wednesdays and Thursdays, Mike also helps with assembling music for “Jazz From Studio One” hosted by the advanced radio students at the Omaha Public Schools Career Center. Mike is an Omaha native and graduated from Technical High School in 1984.